Clutch NOT engaged - meaning that you have pulled in the clutch lever to disengage the clutch, right?
Really should not be hard to tap down from second into neutral that way.
Cover the hand levers as you are learning to ride, don't cover the shifter - keep your foot away from the shifter unless you intend to use it....
I have never heard, or personally experienced, difficulty in finding neutral with any motorcycle, running or rolling.
What you are really wanting to be on the alert for is finding neutral when upshifting to second gear on hard acceleration. Then you will find it very difficult to get shifted into second gear, unless you roll off the throttle and upshift without using the clutch at all. This is information gleaned from riding 4 different Gen 1 KLRs over the years.... not sure if that issue has been totally resolved for 2nd generations, but I am not the only one to observe this situation on 1st generations.
"If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake, there will be no hope of improvement."
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Oh, and I ran two quarts of hot oil through before filling her up cause I'm anal.
Last edited by Some Mook; 04-18-2011 at 01:52 PM.